While we grieve the loss of our community in paradise, we have not given up. We have been busy working on the Hedonisia rebirth to focus more as a creative micro-community. We are beginning with an eco-friendly tiny home on a nearby parcel of land we own that is closer to the ocean.
The Hedonisia Guava Land Tiny Home will be a demonstration model of sustainable housing using primarily locally sourced building materials. The completed building is intended as showcase to the local government that a tiny home can be built using Strawberry Guava, a fast growing hardwood invasive species prevalent in areas of Hawaii. Our tiny home Guava House will help us to raise funds, and concentrate our resources on our original lava-covered land once we can build there.
Creative Social Activism & Environmentalism
Both before and after the eruption, Hedonisia managed a portfolio of social entrepreneur projects with a focus on gender equality, reproductive rights, and activist entrepreneurship. All our projects including the art murals above, began at the Pre-Volcano Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Feminist Community with the help of interns and volunteers from around the world.
We offer educational and sustainable tools for activist entrepreneurs, ecofeminists and other creative people who wish to make a living by making a difference.
Our projects are based on social entrepreneur principles we practiced at Hedonisia Hawaii. Living in paradise allowed us to practice 'pleasurable activism'. We worked hard to play a role in improving the world but also to have fun doing so.
Sadly Hedonisia Hawaii was destroyed in the Kilauea volcano eruption of 2018. The picture above is the Hedonisia Community barn as it was just before the eruption.
It was a foundation of our community to show how social entrepreneurship can play a role in addressing various problems both in society and the environment. We continue to do this work post-volcano with the Hedo Feminista Web Portfolio.
From March 2023 we hope there will finally be road access so we can rebuild on our volcano property. We are NOT able to offer any space here until the government restores road access as the streets were inundated by lava.
Our post-volcano options for those who wish to enjoy a volunteer vacation for a discounted stay:
- Hedonisia Guava Land. We are offering camping accommodations at our nearby property. The land is a beautiful guava forest where we are also building a sustainable eco-friendly tiny home and a parcours-style outdoor Guava Gym. This property is a short drive to Kehena Beach and the Isaac Hale warm ponds.
- Kamaili Forest Farm. Two long-time friends started a farming community nearby. They are offering residential internships on their land under the guidelines of the Hedonisia Intern Program. This property has a beautiful rambling house surrounded by jungle for guests and a cute Rainbow Hut for interns.